Capture Ko Samui's beauty in the lens of your camera on this guided photography tour of the island's most alluring destinations. Enhance your skills and your knowledge as you snap sights like the Golden Pagoda and Big Buddha, learning local history and culture at the same time.
Grab your camera before getting picked up and heading to Laem Sor Pagoda, a lesser-known area which houses the Golden Pagoda. With the sun high in the sky, the pagoda shines brilliantly in contrast to the ocean's blue hues. Take plenty of eye-grabbing shots before heading to Hin Ta and Hin Yai, rock formations said to look like male and female genitalia. As you snap photos of the unusual rocks, learn the local myth of their origin from your guide.
Replenish your energy with light snacks while you bus to the island's iconic Big Buddha. Capture images of all the elegant details of the 39-foot (12-m) statue, from the offerings left at its base to the tranquil Mara pose that the Buddha sits in. At the nearby Wat Plai Laem temple, discover the striking statue of the 18-armed Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. The Buddhist temple, a fusion of Chinese and Thai beliefs, is a trove of vibrant architecture perfect for photographing. As the sky begins to darken, head to a prime location for shooting the sunset over the clear water. After you've taken your fill of photos, return to your hotel with ample new photos and memories.